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F1 Italian Grand Prix provisional starting grid

F1 Italian Grand Prix provisional starting grid

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F1 Italian Grand Prix provisional starting grid

F1 Italian Grand Prix provisional starting grid
Ian Parkes & Sam Hall

Charles Leclerc clinched pole position for the Italian Grand Prix but is the only driver who will start from where he qualified after a raft of penalties have been applied.

Nine drivers have been hit with grid penalties for Sunday's race at Monza, sparking confusion amongst the teams, media and the fans following qualifying as to where they would line up.

Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez, Kevin Magnussen, Mick Schumacher, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda and Esteban Ocon were all forced to take power unit penalties, leading to a reshuffle of the order below Leclerc.

Italian GP penalties

Max Verstappen [Red Bull] - five places

Esteban Ocon [Alpine] - five places

Sergio Perez [Red Bull] - 10 places

Valtteri Bottas [Alfa Romeo] - 15 places

Kevin Magnussen [Haas] - 15 places

Mick Schumacher [Haas] - 15 places

Lewis Hamilton [Mercedes] - back of the grid

Carlos Sainz [Ferrari] - back of the grid

Yuki Tsunoda [AlphaTauri] - back of the grid

How the penalties are applied

The penalties to complete the grid are applied in the order of most serious first, so back-of-the-grid sanctions are taken into account initially.

Had this order been reversed, Verstappen would have started fourth and not seventh.

After a near four-hour wait, here is the provisional starting grid...

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